As many of you know I have a great deal of experience with reloading (approx 40 years) and have been

teaching people how to, for approximately 30 years and have taught thousands to reload safely and to get the most out of

their loads. Before I became a firearms dealer I held between 20 to 30 classes a month which I did have to cut down a bit as

I was so busy. I did 1 to1 and up to 3 people at home. I would visit clubs, do demonstrations and help people set up their

equipment. I have never charged for this service (except the MOD when I ran lessons for their land management keepers)

I would make my money by selling equipment and components.

I only teach people to do single stage and the safest way.

       Once you have read this next section you may want to discuss and ask questions and you can

ring me at my home phone 01344 484215. I can recommend equipment and components,

and will in some cases help members to set their equipment up.



  1.      Clean the cases first. Yes the manuals all say deprime, but don't for safety reasons.

  2.      For rifle cases BN, lube bottom 2 thirds. Do not get lube on the neck. Then full length size and de-prime (wipe off lube once done).

  3.      For pistol straight wall cases with carbide dies, there is no need to lube, just size and deprime.

  4.      Clean the primer pocket.

  5.      Check length, size and debur if necessary.

  6.      If using flat base bullets, flare the case mouth. If using boat tailed bullets, skip this step.

  7.      Prime and place the primed case in a loading tray bottom up.

  8.      When the tray is full, check (holding up to the light) all cases are primed and seated correctly.

  9.      Charge with powder (check manual for correct amount) and place filled cases in a loading tray when the required amount is obtained. Once again, check all cases have powder and all to the same level.

  10.          Seat the bullet to maximum or lower than recommended (check manual).

  11.      Then crimp.

   Crimping is very important and (unless you are using a benchrest single shot rifle) is a must.

   No crimp can lead to a very dangerous situation resulting in injury or death to the shooter and those around them.

     Andy Allwood